TAG: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Indoor living in the great outdoors

December 12, 2018By
Outdoor living area (Photo: Dry Branch Photography)

Location: Decatur, Ga. Company: Plants Creative Landscapes The homeowner wanted multiple outdoor themed rooms, connected with seamless sightlines. Bluestone, painted brick, concrete countertops and steel were used to unify the spaces. A bluestone patio connected to the home forms the main living area and features an outdoor kitchen, dining area and fireplace lounge. The recreation area off the patio offers... read more

NALP’s 2019 Leaders Forum heads to Aruba, Jan. 24-26

November 14, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that the Leaders Forum, its executive-level education and networking event, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & in Aruba, Jan. 24-26. “Leaders Forum offers CEOs, executives and emerging leaders the time to network and dive deep into business strategies and insights—that’s why people love this event so much,”... read more

Issue Brief: NALP, DOL to collaborate on H-2B compliance

November 8, 2018By

In September, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a nationwide initiative to strengthen compliance in the landscape industry with the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program. It was almost identical to a release issued the previous week targeting the hospitality industry. The compliance will focus on: Confirming an insufficient number of U.S. employees are qualified and available... read more

NALP attends American workers event at White House

November 2, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), along with five other associations, attended the Our Pledge to America’s Workers event at the White House on Oct. 31. NALP said it was chosen because of the Industry Growth Initiative to attend the event with President Donald Trump to reiterate its commitment to grow the lawn and landscape industry and expand training... read more

Big Picture: Serene seclusion

November 2, 2018By
Pendennis Mount Residence arched water features (Photo: Michael Prokopchak)

Location: Annapolis, Md. Company: Walnut Hill Landscape Co. The clients asked for a private space that would lend itself well to outdoor entertaining and also feature a dining area, spa, swimming pool, cabana and an outdoor kitchen. They also requested plants that would offer optimal spring and fall interest. The site presented a challenge due to the relatively small space—roughly... read more

$100,000 raised to support Industry Growth Initiative, Awards of Excellence announced during Landscapes 2018

October 29, 2018By

Approximately $100,000 was raised to support the Industry Growth Initiative through an auction and additional fundraising at Landscapes 2018 in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 16-19, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The auction was hosted by Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping Co. and Frank Mariani of Mariani Landscape. Landscapes and the GIE+EXPO trade show started a day earlier,... read more